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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mets Injury Updates: Jenrry Mejia, Eric Young, Curtis Granderson


By on 6/14/2014 10:45:00 AM

The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres on Friday by the score of 6-2 behind the solid pitching of Bartolo Colon, who allowed two runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings. The win improved the Mets to 30-37, fourth in the National League East. The Mets were again without closer Jenrry Mejia and outfielder Curtis Granderson due to injury. Good news on the injury front is that outfielder Eric Young should be ready to return to the Mets on Monday. 


As reported by Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, Mejia underwent an MRI on Friday which revealed swelling in his lower back. He was unavailable for Friday's game and continues to have stiffness after leaving Thursday's game. But manager Terry Collins does not believe Mejia will have to go on the disabled list.
"They gave him some medication to relax the area a little bit. But he's got some swelling. So they said it's probably going to be a day or so before he's going to be available. No DL."
Mejia, who has appeared in 22 games this season, has a record of 4-3 with six saves and a 4.53 ERA. He appeared in 33 games in 2010, did not pitch in the Major Leagues in 2011 and made only 10 appearances in 2012 and 2013 combined. Mejia has a career record of 6-11 with a 4.23 ERA.


Collins also noted that Granderson will probably not be available again today due to a sore ankle. Should Granderson be unable to go, expect Chris Young, who was 0-for-4 last night, to start again in left field.
"We won't know until he gets here in the morning and goes through his stuff with the trainers. He's pretty frustrated with it, but I think it still might be one more day. But we'll see how it is."
Granderson is bating .224 with eight home runs and 30 RBI this season. In 1,251 career games with the Tigers, Yankees and Mets, Granderson is batting .259 with 225 home runs and 636 RBI.
 

As for Young, our own Jacob Fagan reported on June 4 that Young ran outdoors for the first time since his right hamstring strain on May 25. An update on Young, as Rubin also reported is that manager Terry Collins expects Young to return from the disabled list for Monday's series opener against the St. Louis Carindals.

Young played a rehab game with Class A St. Lucie on Thursday and has progressed to Double A Binghamton for the weekend. Barring any setbacks, Young will be back with the Mets on Monday.

Young, in his sixth Major League season, is batting .220 with a home run and seven RBI in 141 at bats this season. He is a career .254 hitter with eight home runs and 73 RBI.



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